Midland-based financial PR consultancy Dabbs PR & Marketing has been named prestigious mergermarket "top 20" for 2005, the company has revealed.
Entering the top 20 'Premier League' of financial PR advisers places Dabbs PRM among big names such as Bell Pottinger, Smithfield and Finsbury Group.
To gain a place in the league table, for advising on the biggest takeover deals in the UK in the past year, Dabbs PRM was involved with deals worth roughly1.6 billion euro (£1.09 billion).
In addition to corporate takeover deals, Dabbs PRM has advised on a total of 50 transactions which have included management buyouts, buy-ins and venture capital-backed transactions worth more than two billion euro, or £1.3 billion.
Key Midland deals for 2005 have included advising the Birmingham office of Enterprise Finance Europe on the funding of the secondary buyout of Firstline Limited.
Headed by Samantha Dabbs, the Shrewsburybased company - formerly Sam Atkin PR & Marketing - specialises in financial and professional services with a strong focus on transactional public relations, advising funders, corporate finance advisers, accountants and law firms.
According to Samantha, the consultancy's clients appreciated the company's level of personal attention "because they see how it translates directly into positive media relationships and high levels of exposure." ..SUPL: